Shi Zhiyong

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Shi.
Shi Zhiyong
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Born 1980-02-10

Shi Zhiyong (Chinese: 石智勇; pinyin: Shí Zhìyǒng; born February 10, 1980 in Longyan, Fujian) is a Chinese weightlifter. He became Olympic Champion during the 2004 Summer Olympics. He lifted a total of 325 kg, equalising the World record at that time.

Shi participated in the men's 69 kg class at the 2005 and 2006 World Weightlifting Championships. He won gold in 2005 and silver in 2006, finishing behind Vencelas Dabaya. He snatched 150 kg and jerked an additional 177 kg for a total of 327 kg, 5 kg behind winner Dabaya.[1]

Shi Zhiyong held the world record in the 62 kg class with 153 kg in snatch for 12 years.[2] He also holds the world junior records in the 62 kg class with 152 kg in snatch, and with 322 kg in total.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 75th Men's and 18th Women's World Championships—69 kg Men, iwf.net
  2. ^ "Progress of World Records, Men". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Progress of World Records, Men Juniors". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2008-08-09.